Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown....
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Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony....
Go-ahead for Liberia Senate campaign despite Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- With the number of reported Ebola cases in Liberia dropping, authorities have given the go-ahead for elections next month in the West African nation....
Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said....
Embattled Pa. police chief gets $200,000 to leave
BRENTWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh suburb is paying its embattled police chief nearly $200,000 to retire....
Man gets 2 life sentences in killing of Pa. couple
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A man convicted last month in the drug-related slaying of a western Pennsylvania couple has been formally sentenced to consecutive life terms plus an extra 27 to 54 years in prison....
Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb....
Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow....
On Thanksgiving eve, a winter storm warning
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Expect rain and snow before the turkey and trimmings....
Ferguson decision sparks protests in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hundreds of people in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are protesting the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri....
Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old....
Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault....
Prosecutor: Double homicide a contract killing
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been ordered held without bail after an Idaho prosecutor said he came to the state and carried out a contract killing that left two men dead....
2 hunters shot in woods behind Pennsylvania school
TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) -- Two hunters have been shot in the woods near an eastern Pennsylvania high school....
A St Louis County grand jury has decided not to bring criminal charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August touched off weeks of sometimes violent protests. The officer claims Michael Brown struggled with Wilson inside his police car then reached for the officer's weapon. Some witnesses say Wilson killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.
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